The Latest Results From the LUX Dark Matter Experiment

25 Aug 2015, 14:50
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Particle Cosmology Theory and Experiment Particle Cosmology


Prof. Matthew Szydagis (University at Albany)


The LUX collaboration has recently re-analyzed its initial WIMP search data, and it continues to lead the search for dark matter candidate particles in the *O*(10-1,000) GeV mass range since the first analysis was released. LUX performs several advanced *in situ* nuclear and electron calibrations of the light and charge yields down to 1 keV of recoil energy, avoiding the need to extrapolate them from *ex situ* calibrations or simulation models. Consequences for the limit on the cross-section of interaction for low-mass WIMPs will be highlighted. Previous hints of WIMP signals from other detectors are more strongly discrepant now, assuming isospin invariance and the standard halo model. Both spin independent and spin-dependent-neutron limits will be discussed.

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Prof. Matthew Szydagis (University at Albany)

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